February 7, 2014
Trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the vehicles and drivers they put on the road. The Nashville Truck Accident Attorneys with Ponce Law explain that any failure to do so could result in costly citations and civil lawsuits.
An article from Trucking Info explained a truck driver from Tazewell, Tennessee, and his company were permanently pulled off the road after repeat offenses that prompted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to call them both imminent safety hazards.
On Nov. 19, 2013, the trucker was operating a vehicle along I-81 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, when he suddenly veered across the highway and crashed into oncoming vehicles, killing two people. He then fled the scene and was later caught by police hiding behind a nearby building. He was charged with numerous crimes in connection to the incident, including driving under the influence. In 2009, he faced similar charges.
These incidents prompted the FMCSA to issue an order for the driver and his company to halt all operations on Jan. 22, 2014.
Michael D. Ponce & Associates and their team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how devastating a collision with a tractor-trailer can be and applaud the FMCSA actions to take dangerous drivers and companies off the road.